Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Opens 28th Season with Live Performances at The Joyce Theater

Complexions Contemporary Ballet
Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Complexions Contemporary Ballet will be celebrating their 28th Season from November 22-December 4 at The Joyce Theater with World Premieres by Dwight Rhoden and Jae Man Joo, the Company Premiere of William Forsythe’s Slingerland Duet, the return Francesca Harper’s System, and more.

Week one (Program A), the company will present Dwight Rhoden’s SNATCHED BACK from the EDGESperformed only once during last year’s engagement,and Hissy Fits, focused on the bliss and pain of intimate relationships, returns.

Week two (Program B), will feature the company premiere of William Forsythe’s spare and otherworldly Slingerland Duet (Pas de Deux), and two world premieres: Jae Man Joo’s new duet, Serenity, and Dwight Rhoden’s new Endgame/Love One. The program will also include a reprise of Francesca Harper’s 2017 work System, set to Bach’s “Air on the G string.” An excerpt from SNATCHED BACK from the EDGES will also be performed.

“We are thrilled to be headed back to The Joyce with this dynamic program that showcases the talent and incredible range and diversity that has always been the bedrock of our company. I’m looking forward to sharing SNATCHED BACK from the EDGES as well as my newest work Endgame/Love One, which is ultimately about love and survival, infinite possibilities, closed chapters, and next steps,” said Dwight Rhoden, Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director and Choreographer for Complexions.

“Each program is special, and I know audiences will enjoy themselves regardless of when they attend. Having spent two- and one-half years dancing with Ballet Frankfurt, led by William Forsythe, earlier in my career, I am especially excited that this generation of Complexions dancers—and Joyce audiences—get to experience his Slingerland Duet (Pas de Deux),” says Desmond Richardson, Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director for Complexions.

Opening night, Tuesday, November 22 will be dedicated to Complexions’ annual benefit performance. Hosted by Tony, Grammy, Emmy, and Oscar award-winning artist, Whoopi Goldberg, this year’s benefit performance will honor Rhoden and Richardson for their contributions to the world of contemporary ballet, their dedication to training the next generation of artists, and their unwavering three-decades-long commitment to exemplifying the principles of diversity and inclusion in action. The evening will feature excerpts from the season as well as a performance by American Ballet Theatre Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School Senior Level Students in collaboration with Complexions’ Pre-Professional Program. A VIP reception for the Artistic Directors will take place immediately following the performance. Tickets can be purchased here.

The Joyce Theater

175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

Complexions Contemporary Ballet Opens 28th Season with Live Performances at The Joyce Theater

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Event Title: Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Event Description: New York, NY– Complexions Contemporary Ballet (Complexions) returns to The Joyce Theater from November 22–December 4, 2022. Now in its 28th season, the company takes the stage with two no-holds-barred programs danced by a treasure trove roster of performers.

Start date: November 22, 2022

End date: December 4, 2022

Location name: The Joyce Theater

Address: 175 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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